, Arpil 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth
drawing was sold at Xtra Mart, 114 W. Hartford St.,
The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 05-13-17-20-30, but not the red Powerball 18, and added Power Play
, which sets the prize at
, less 25 percent federal withholding.
match-five Power Play prize since enhancements to Powerball took effect in January. Before those changes, this prize would have been worth only
The retailer will receive a
bonus for selling this winning ticket. Before the game was changed, it would have earned a
bonus corresponding with the smaller jackpot.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the
winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in
, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.
Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
, and from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at area offices.
The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of
cash, for the
Wednesday, April 11
In the 2010-11 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly
in prizes to
winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly
to programs serving
's older residents.
How to play Powerball:
and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.